|Favorite Albums Of 2009|
Calling this a "Best Of" list sounds pretentious.
|1||Coheed and Cambria|
As a huge Coheed & Cambria fan, words cannot express how happy I was when I first heard about Neverender. Playing each one of their concept albums straight through on four consecutive nights, Coheed & Cambria were allowing their fans to enjoy their favorite albums the way they were meant to be heard. I own the "Children of the Fence Edition" and could not be happier with the contents that are included. This is without the most comprehensive collection ever released by a contemporary artist.
|2||Various Artists (Indie)|
Dark Was The Night
What an amazing compilation album. I was shocked when I first saw the stellar lineup of artists that contributed to the record. There really isn't a bad track on either of the two discs.
Their sophomore record definitely picks up (no pun intended) where Carnavas left off as the band continues their indie-alternative/shoegaze quest. I enjoy pretty much all of the tracks on the album.
Man on the Moon: The End of Day
My favorite hip hop record this year, seeing the Cleveland rapper bringing something fresh to the table is a nice relief.
Crack the Skye
Mastodon delivered another phenomenal record this year. Nice to see that this band is making a very strong case for the legitimacy of metal music.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Named after the local outdoor music venue, Animal Collective are always pushing the boundries and making tremendous music.
|7||Alice In Chains|
Black Gives Way to Blue
The triumphant return of this grunge band show that they can still make relevant music after the passing of former lead singer Layne Staley
I always expect great music from this band, and they deliver once more.
Never was a fan of John Mayer. I liked some of his older stuff, but never delved into his music too much. However, his latest album was a really good listen.
|10||The Dead Weather|
Another Jack White side project, this time featuring a member of Queens of the Stoneage, bassist of The Raconteurs, as well as the lead singer of The Kills. I loved this album the first time I listened to it.